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ThermaCELL lanterns use patented technology to vaporize a repellent that is a copy of the natural repellent found in chrysanthemums. ThermaCELL technology has been used for over a decade and can now be found in decorative, functional table top lanterns that can also be hung on Sheppard hooks to light walkways and create an ambiance for outdoor entertaining. They effectively clear a 15ft x 15ft area in minutes in tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense and they are now available internationally.
With the onset of warmer, wet weather, mosquitoes are hatching in many regions limiting outdoor enjoyment. Here in Florida the mosquito are HORRIBLE!!! The solution that I have been using for several years is ThermaCELL because it is the most effective area repellent that is undetectable to humans yet up to 98% effective at keeping biting bugs at bay.
I am a huge outdoor nut. Hunting, fishing, camping and so much more. My family and I never go without our portable ThermaCell appliances. I mean we literally NEVER go without them. I am just one of those people that get eaten alive if I am outside for just a minute.
I was given the opportunity to try out the lantern for review. Just in time for my big camping trip.
All you need are batteries and you are ready for mosquito protection. The strips in the foil go in the top of the lantern and the butane is what powers up the repellent.
Butane provides the cordless, portable heat that activates the patented devices. The heat generated by the butane cartridge is directed to a metal grill that is part of the design of the Lantern or Appliance. A small mat, saturated with repellent, sits on top of the metal grill. Heat vaporizes the repellent, allowing it to rise into the air.
The extra awesome part of these lanterns over the small appliance versions is they are also a light...because you know...it is a lantern.
I used it right smack dab in the middle of the table. It looks cute and IT REALLY WORKS!!! When I would walk off somewhere I would literally get several bites within minutes and especially my heals on this trip for some weird reason. Back at the table I was bug free.
If you are looking for a solution to mosquitoes ThermaCell is the way to go. No mess and no smells yet you are bug free.
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Buy It! You can buy the Patio Lantern for $29.99
I received a sample product for this review. All opinions are my own and/or my family's, take it or leave it. Click here to view my whole disclosure policy.